Auction 106, Lot 287

"Carte de l'Islande pour Servir a la Continuation de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Dressee sur celle de M. Horrebows", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1779 (circa)

Publication: l' Histoire des Voyages…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.7 x 11.7 inches
37.3 x 29.7 cm

In 1752 the Danish scholar, Niels Horrebow, published an important book and map about Iceland. His map, based on the previously unpublished Knoff survey, was a major departure from previous maps based on Bishop Gudbrandur Thorlaksson's map of more than 150 years earlier. Thus, it marked a turning point in the cartography of Iceland. This is Bellin's version for Prevost's important work on voyages of exploration. The map locates villages and churches and graphically delineates the mountains, rivers, lakes and forests.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. Later color. Bit of faint offsetting.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/3/2004

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